Supreme Court to expedite National Cathedral case

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The Supreme Court has made a decision to expedite proceedings in the National Cathedral case.


The Panel headed by His Lordship Justice Julius Ansah has ordered the Attorney General and the Plaintiff, James Kwabena Bomfeh to file joint memorandum of issues within a week from today.

The case has been adjourned to 6th November, 2018.

Mr. James Bomfeh, the Director of Elections for the Convention People’s Party has sued the government over the construction of a National Cathedral.

It is the case of the Plaintiff that it is wrong for organs of state to be excessively entangled in any religion or religious practice.

The plaintiff is seeking a declaration that the decision of the Government of Ghana to purposely endorse, assist, aid, partly sponsor, and/or support the construction of a National Cathedral near the State House of Ghana, for Christian interdenominational church services, amounts to an excessive entanglement of the Republic of Ghana and religion and therefore unconstitutional.

Mr. Bomfeh is also seeking a declaration that the setting up of a Hajj Board by the Government of the Republic of Ghana for the purpose of coordinating, supporting and/or aiding Ghanaian Muslims to embark on a religious pilgrimage to Mecca, is unconstitutional.

Mr. Bomfeh has also filed a motion of interim injunction on the construction of the cathedral which is yet to be moved.

Source: GhanaJustice/F.Kyeremateng


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